Tuesday, April 08, 2008

What a Great Day

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.Eckhart Tolle

I have to say my boss is awesome. I really like the last boss I had as well…I guess I’ve been really lucky, having been in a few bad place a few times with jobs and boss’ that have really undermined how I’ve felt about myself and how I have performed my job…but finally I’ve aligned myself in positions that have managed to start pumping me back up. It’s the time of year at my company for raises. It started with a review process in January, which went well. My boss thinks I’m doing an excellent job and have progressed very well. Of course there is rigmarole when it comes to raises…corporate controls and dictates it and being part of an extremely large company, of course raises don’t always tend to be a lot…3.5% was dictated…that’s what is recommend for the high performers…well, my boss asked for 3.75% for me. He was told he could have 3%, justification being that I was only there 7 months (they consider pay raise period from Jan on, even though we don’t see it till April 1), they said the amortization of that actually puts me at 5.14%, my boss pointed out that isn’t something I see though…so he then had compared it to where I was on the rating scale and figured out that technically my title has me at “associate” and not straight contract specialist as he had written my job description for…so he was told by VP of Sales and HR director that if he felt that strongly about it, and that I was that good of a performer, that he could promote me and get me another raise at my 1 year…And both the HR and VP were on board with it so it will be approved. And the HR director is not known to be easy to get along with...So OK, I got a lower raise for now, but in two months I can get a raise on top of a raise which is even better. And it’s great knowing my boss is thinking about me and fighting for me as much as he can. Appreciation is a great thing. We then discussed my career progression and things we can do to keep building things up and who knows where things might go. See…look, power of positive thinking!!

I just had to include the puppy cause what is happier than a puppy?


teacherwoman said...

Ooh, a raise! Nice!

love the quote and the puppy!

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Congratulations on the raise.

But the puppy in the photo looks kinda bored.

Go tweens!

Firefly's Running said...

That's awesome!!

Molly said...

Great job on the raise!
Take Care

Amanda said...

I've been trying to do the think positive thing, because we'll it's just more enjoyable to be happy right? Glad to see it's been working for you!